NEC clinches Swedish broadband deal

Swedish fibre to the home (FTTH) network operator Svenska Fibernat has signed a deal with NEC Europe for a fibre solution that will produce broadband speeds 10 times faster than its current network, a Total Telecom report said.

NEC will supply a fibre solution based on its AM3100 series multi-service access nodes, which support gigabyte-capable passive optical networks (GPON), the vendor announced at Broadband World Forum Europe in Brussels this week. As a result, end users will have access to broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbps, the report added.

'By using NEC's GPON system we are able to save energy and reduce operational and maintenance costs, while simultaneously increasing the speed of networks,' said Mikael Westerlund, technical manager at Svenska Fibernat.

The companies were keen to point out that as well as decreasing total cost of ownership, the NEC solution offers the possibility to increase to even higher speeds in future, as the market requires.

The deal follows trials of NEC technology in Sweden's Uppsala region.